If We Can Put a Man on the Moon Getting Big Things Done in Government
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Description: At a time when the United States is facing unprecedented challenges, this book offers guidance to making government work better. A 'must-read' for every public official, this book will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of democracy.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 11/16/2009
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
John O'Leary is the editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement and author and editor of The Times Good University Guide.
|Preface: The Conflict Behind the Clichï¿½|
|The Seven Deadly Traps on the Journey to Success: A Fresh Look at How Big Things Get Done in a Democracy|
|The Tolstoy Trap|
|You'll See It When You Believe It: How to Find, Test, and Nurture Good Ideas|
|The Design-Free Design Trap|
|Blueprint Bootcamp: How the Design Phase Can Wreak Havoc During Implementation|
|The Stargate Trap|
|The Space Between Possibility and Reality: The Distortion Effect at the Moment of Democratic Commitment|
|The Overconfidence Trap|
|Fear, Risk, and the Best-Laid Plans: How Embracing the Risk of Failure Maximizes the Likelihood of Success|
|The Sisyphus Trap|
|The Rock, the Hill, and You: How the Interplay Between Systems and People Generates Results|
|The Complacency Trap|
|Changing Times: How the Way Things Are Keeps Us from Seeing What Could Be|
|The Silo Trap|
|The Walls Between Us: Working Better Together by Seeing the Big Picture|
|Creating a Better Future|
|The Execution Mindset: A Politician and a Bureaucrat Show Us How We Can Rekindle the Spirit of Democracy|
|Case Studies Analyzed|
|National Academy of Public Administration Survey Results|
|Senior Executive Service Survey Results|
|Policy Execution Survey Results, Canada|
|About the Authors|